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Gillian McFadyen

Lecturer in International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Gillian joined Aberystwyth's Department of International Politics in August 2016 as a Lecturer, having previously worked within the department as a Research and Teaching Assistant. She was awarded her PhD by Aberystwyth in September 2014 for her thesis “Colonial Legacies and the Asylum System: Language, Silence and the Portrayal of the Refugee Other”.

Gillian's research engages with the theories of postcolonialism, hospitality and labelling, applying these approaches to the figure of the refugee, and has a particularly interest in the practices and policies of the British refugee regime. She is currently in the process of turning her PhD thesis into a monograph, where she is developing and extending the theories of labelling and Derrida’s hostipitality to the European Refugee Crisis, examining the British response to the crisis both within and external to the EU.


  • –present
    Lecturer in International Politics, Aberystwyth University